FinanceAHA Asks CMS to Delay Implementation of Price Transparency Rule
The pandemic shows no signs of abating, and hospitals can't afford to redirect scarce resources to comply with the requirements...
StrategyCourt Upholds CMS' Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule
Trump claims "BIG VICTORY for patients." The plaintiffs, led by the American Hospital Association, will appeal the ruling.
FinanceBipartisan Bills Aim to Prevent Price Gouging for Taxpayer-funded COVID-19 Drugs
The two pieces of legislation are sponsored by Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Lloyd Doggett.
FinanceCMS Considers New Price Transparency Requirements in FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule
CMS' rationale is that because previous rules already require hospitals to publicly report the information, the proposal will create additional...
Finance3 Twists on Common Revenue Cycle Issues
Denials, automation, and surprise billing are perennially tricky issues, but new twists on those topics add an extra layer of...
StrategyHow One Health System Is Making Prices Transparent
The stance by Flagler Health+ is in contrast to much of the rest of the hospital industry. CEO Jason Barrett...
FinanceSurprise Billing Prevalent in Elective Surgeries
A study found that 20.5% of elective surgeries came with an out-of-network bill with an average charge of $2,011.
StrategyCMS Proposes 0.93% Pay Rate Hike for MA Plans in 2021
The rate hike is part of a broader package of proposed "refinements" for Medicare Advantage and the Part D Quality...
StrategyThere's Still Time: 3 Threats Could Thwart Hospital Price Transparency Rule
Although the Trump administration has already declared a political victory by standing up to the hospital lobby, there's still a...
Finance8 Trends that Rocked the Revenue Cycle in 2019
As the sun sets on 2019, we look back and reflect on the major news and trends that shaped the...
StrategyFeds Extend Comment Period for Health Insurance Transparency Rule
The rule would require insurers to disclose negotiated rates for in-network providers and allowed amounts paid for out-of-network providers.
FinanceDid Bipartisanship Just Break the Surprise Billing Logjam?
Republicans and Democrats in Congress say they have reached an agreement on legislation that has been stalled for months, amid...